Arts & Culture

New members welcomed

Emblem Club 194 installed two new members at a recent business meeting. From left are new member Karen Copp, President Pam McDaniel, Arkansas Emblem President Linda Deaton, of Mena, and new member Theresa Perl.

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Why do we procrastinate?

As a high school student, I had good intentions. Every evening, as I left my locker to catch the bus, I would choose four or five books to study at home.

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Sparkling giveaway

During the Hot Springs Jazz Society's Mardi Gras Costume Ball and Contest, attendees will have a chance to win a 2 carat diamond ring worth $4,000. Steven Kirsch, of Stephen's Jewelers, donated the ring to be raffled off during the third annual fundraising event, which will be held from 6-11:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Austin Convention Hotel and Spa.

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Class at library to help writers find their voice

Garland County Library Writer's College will present a writing class taught by Sylvia Dickey Smith from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 7 entitled "What Is Writer's Voice and How Do I Find Mine," which will explore the role of voice in creative writing.

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Hot Springs to host historic USD state council

Hot Springs Country Club will be the location of the United States Daughters of 1812 101st Arkansas State Council on Feb. 26 with the Baseline-Meridian as the hostess chapter. Wade Derden will be the featured speaker.

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Officers installed at local CG auxiliary flotilla

Division Cmdr. Phillip K. Hunkins, of Fairfield Bay, installed the 2015 officer at a recent meeting of Hot Springs Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-07. The new slate includes Jack Thorp, flotilla commander, member training and public education; Phil McAdams, vice flotilla commander and human resources; Drew Fram, communications services; Janet Kelley, finance officer and information services; Chelsy Jackson, secretary; Nick Flannery materials officer; David Keyser, operations officer and vessel examinations; Wanda Thorp, public affairs; and Shane Hardin, program visitor.

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